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Image Research - Art and Art History

Many art museums host images of and information about artworks in their collections on their own websites. Below is a selection of the digital collection search of some notable international museums:

Citations for Images and Works of Art

Works Cited:

An Artwork Viewed in Person

Cameron, Julia Margaret. Alfred, Lord Tennyson. 1866, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

An Artwork Viewed Online

Bearden, Romare. The Train. 1975. MOMA, www.moma.org/collection/works/65232?locale=en.

Illustrations:

When using an illustration in the body of your paper, if you provide full citation details in the caption text, you do not need to include a Works Cited entry for the illustration. Otherwise, include an entry in your Works Cited list with full publication details about the image as shown below.


Fig. 1. Joseph Yen, MURALS, 2008.

Works Cited example:

Yen, Joseph. MURALS. Flickr, https://flic.kr/p/5ckouD, 2008.


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Artwork in a museum or on a museum website:

van Gogh, V. (1889). The starry night [Painting]. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, United States. https://www.moma.org/learn/moma_learning/vincent-van-gogh-the-starry-night-1889/

Figures:

To use an image as a figure in an APA Style paper, provide a figure number and title and then the image. Below the image, provide a copyright attribution in the figure note. In a presentation, the figure number and title are optional but the note containing the copyright attribution is required.

Example:

Figure 1
Murals

Note. From MURALS [Photograph] by Joseph Yen, 2008, Flickr (https://flic.kr/p/5ckouD). CC BY 2.0.

Also provide a reference list entry for the image in your References list. The reference list entry for the image consists of its author, year of publication, title, description in brackets, and source (usually the name of the website and the URL).

Yen, Joseph. (2008). MURALS [Photograph]. Flickr. https://flic.kr/p/5ckouD

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